Arvada Center Master Plan
08/31/2016 – 11/30/2017
This initiative will update the Arvada Center Master Plan based on the significant changes that have occurred since the existing Master Plan was completed. The significant changes include the governance change approved by the City Council in July 2015 and completed with operational transition to the Arvada Center nonprofit organization in July 2016, and completion of the Hospitality (Arvada Events) Master Plan in December 2016.
This initiative is significant because the Arvada Center Master Plan assumes that the balance of the Arvada Center site should be reserved for arts related uses, and envisions significant capital investment for facilities such as expanded classrooms for arts and humanities classes and a parking structure. Priorities have shifted and it is unlikely that there would be public funds available for such an investment. In addition, the Cooperative Agreement between the City and the Arvada Center nonprofit envisions the relocation of Arvada Events from the Arvada Center. The Hospitality Master Plan, among other elements, assesses the feasibility of the relocation. Finally, the Arvada Center Master Plan was developed approximately 15 years ago with a high level of citizen and neighborhood engagement. This internal review will determine the need for major changes to the Arvada Center Master Plan and, if major changes are necessary, whether or not engagement of citizens and neighbors is necessary. It will also determine the cost associated with significant revisions to the Master Plan.